Custodian

Statesboro, GA 30460

Posted: 02/13/2019 Industry: General Labor Job Number: 1815434 Pay Rate: $12.00/hour
JOB PURPOSE:
Performs a wide range of cleaning tasks inside and outside of building structures. This is a universal cleaning position that has the capability of working with residential spaces and/or restaurant/food court locations.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Daily cleaning assignments include but not limited to: bathrooms, hallways, activity rooms, classrooms, conference rooms, lobbies, elevators, offices, stairways, laundries, public showers and restrooms, attic spaces, maintenance and supply closets, kitchens, building entrances, patios, outside gazebos and barbecue areas, waste receptacles {both inside and outside}, litter pick up around buildings/parking lots and lawn, etc. Works in accordance with work schedules, departmental policies and supervisory instructions. Routine cleaning tasks include, but are not limited to sweeping, mopping, dusting, consistent walking and climbing of stairwells, working within tight and confining spaces, working from ladders {up to 10 to 12 feet above the floor) for the purposes of cleaning light fixtures, constantly bending and working from knees in order to reach underneath of counter spaces and recessed areas, applying floor finish and resurfacing resilient flooring, scrubbing floors through mechanical means, disinfecting and sanitizing surfaces, window cleaning, trash removal {handling both hazardous and contaminated waste}, litter pick-up, operating a wide range of powered custodial equipment, etc.
Provides litter pick-up to all building exterior areas {including lawns, flowerbeds, sidewalks, parking lots, patios/porches, public seating, waste receptacles and windows and window ledges, canopies, etc.
Responds to specialized cleaning needs and/or emergency needs when notified by custodial management and/or supervisory staff, Resident Directors, Housing Management, University Police, etc. Within this capacity, specialized cleaning techniques will include blood spills, body fluid spills, lice, scabies, MRSA, fleas, bed bugs, etc., while always practicing universal cleaning precautions when performing these specialized cleaning tasks.
Defaults to breezeway cleaning, litter pick-up activities and exterior waste receptacle collection when cleaning assignments are completed ahead of schedule.
Maintains supply and equipment closets {keeping equipment in a clean and organized fashion and replenishing supplies as necessary). Uses cleaning chemicals and equipment in accordance with established procedures and policies ensuring dilution rates of chemicals are properly accounted for with an emphasis to safety, environmental precautions as it relates to building occupants.
Reports all maintenance problems quickly and in accordance to departmental procedures and policies.
Within emergency situations or maintenance concerns, incumbent takes appropriate actions to ensure both employee and student safety and to maintain adequate protection of university property. Works in accordance with all university and departmental policies to include all state and federal safety regulations (reviewed during new employee orientation annual training program). Incumbent follows all environmental safety and other risk management practices in performance of work.
Properly cooperates with all building occupants, scheduled corrective actions and planned maintenance cleaning as it relates to custodial work schedules and/or assignments.
Incumbent is expected to respond to after hour emergencies and work holiday schedules when notified. Holiday work schedules are equally rotated to ensure fair rotation among staff.
Perform other duties as required. One example: during the months of May and August of each year, all full-time custodial staff shifts over to the summer cleaning program and provides work leader responsibilities to temp staff hired for this seasonal cleaning. In this role, custodial staff perform cleaning tasks while leading and training this seasonal workforce.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Must have a high school diploma or GED with work experience in either industrial or residential cleaning. Must successfully complete background investigation. Must have valid driver' s license and safely operate both work vehicles and golf carts.


WORKING CONDITIONS: Incumbent must be able to bend, stoop, work from knees, climb stairs and lift objects and bags of waste weighing between 25 lbs. To 50 lbs. Incumbent works in a variety of locations throughout campus but primarily within Housing Complexes. Typical work shift is 8am to 5pm - Monday through Friday. However, incumbent is expected to work Saturdays and Sundays when normal staffing are on scheduled and unscheduled leave. Some Custodial positions are assigned to 2nd or 3rd shift schedules. Within these late night schedules, incumbent works independently and with minimal supervision.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Incumbent performing Custodial work must have thorough knowledge of cleaning procedures and practices, including the safe and effective operations of various powered equipment such as vacuum cleaners, buffers, scrubbers, carpet and furniture extractors, flood extraction equipment, dehumidifiers, steam cleaners, air movers, pressure washers, etc. Incumbent must have the ability to prepare written and verbal work reports, inventory reports, supply orders and maintenance requests though computer software systems. Incumbent must understand chemical usage, dilution rates and application techniques as they relate to the safe and effective chemical use and/or disposal. Incumbent must be able to recognize and distinguish the difference between various cleaning products (to include the proper identification of such products and their propose application). Incumbent must have the ability to read, comprehend and follow both verbal and written instructions (computers are routinely used for communicating information to all custodial staff). Incumbent must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, students, and the general public. Incumbent must have the ability to work well in a diverse environment and make appropriate judgment decisions with regard to work practices and performance requirements. Incumbent must be able to work routinely from ladders (up to 10 to 12 feet above the floor) in order to perform ceiling light cleaning needs. Consistent work attendance and dependability for scheduling leave are both critical requirements of the position. Incumbent holds a position that is also considered essential when emergency situations take place on campus. Essential Personnel (emergency responders) are typically departmental managers, operational coordinators, supervisory personnel and full time custodial staff at Eagle Dining who are required to respond to campus (weather and safety permitting) to oversee critical functions during university emergencies and closures.

***The setting is in a food service environment on campus
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